How To Dress When You Are Scorpio Rising.
It is an astrological fact that you ideally look like your ascendant. A.k.a. your rising sign. Unsure of your Rising Sign? Get an Astral DNA for my unique, non-cliche and supportive take on your whole natal birth chart.
So if you are – say – a stealth Scorpio with Leo Rising, it’s auspicious to LOOK Leo. Even if your Scorpionic psyche shrivels at the mere thought of big hair, bling and a 20-meter radius ostentatious entitlement scent from a designer/model/celebrity you personally feel a psychological affinity with.
Life Force Is Their Key Accessory
Once I quipped that you spot a Scorpio Rising person via their resemblance to a vampire but the Scorpio rising aesthetic is more complex than that. Their key vibe is the fixed gaze, stunning eyes and ability to appear completely relaxed in any circumstances or outfits. Note; that’s “relaxed” in the way that panthers or pythons ‘relax’ before they pounce or strike.
The eyes are the Scorpio Rising indicators. Above is Aries screen legend Joan Crawford and below is Aries screen legend, Bette Davis. Both have Scorpio Rising. Their enmity and highly camp feuding was legendary. Bette Davis got her eyes immortalized in a song. Hers is also the genius line, delivered with wry, dry gravelly cynicism and a tinkling beaker of gin; Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a rocky night.
Voodoo Eye Magic
This voodoo eye magic lends itself brilliantly to hefty eye make-up – particularly winged eyeliner. See a Scorpio Rising and think kohl. Some of them are even kohl geeks, believing in the curative powers of the substance, a la Ancient Egypt and old style alchemy. Both the iconic opera singer Maria Callas AND eterna-cool muso Keith Richards are Sagittarius Suns with Scorpio Rising. Diana Ross? Aries with Scorp Rising.
Black Lace And Gothic
See also Gemini with Scorpio Rising Nicole Kidman (could this Ascendant be why she evokes such strong polarity with people?) with her ALSO Scorpio Rising Ex-husband Tom Cruise. Eyes Wide Shut seemed like a TOTALLY Scorpionic film (pervy, inscrutable, arty, black lace masks, scary swingers parties in gothic mansions etc) and in fact, it was made by Stanley Kubrick – Leo with Scorpio Rising, FYI.
Scorpio Rising peeps are all about Authenticity. Fashion-wise, they do what they FEEL. And even when the stylist puts them in weird-for-them shit, they rise above it. Exhibit A – the Scorpio Rising Taurus Joanna Lumley.
Scent By God
Scent wise, they prefer esoteric, meaningful scents to anything commercial. Like Aries people, they place high faith in the power of their personal pheromones. Anything their body can concoct is presumably better than something cooked up in a laboratory or perfected over a focus group pow-pow. They can look dignified in crazy crap and sexy in clothes that should not be sexy. Eg; another Taurus with Scorpio Rising – Katharine Hepburn:
They Are Reinvigorated By Drastic Image Morphs
To be Scorpio Rising is to be ruled by Mars and Pluto, the ruthless regenerators of the galaxy, Not only are they Fierce no matter what, they will power purge their closet and pull off a Phoenix-style image transformation with ease. They cannot wear “weak” clothes. Over the top – yes.
Bjork is Scorpio Sun AND Rising. Prince is Gemini with Scorp Rising. They wear/do/say what the fuq they want.
Scorpio Rising people specialize in devising and projecting iconic looks, that they become connected with. Jackie Kennedy Onassis, a Solar Leo, was Scorpio ascendant and in her day, probably the most clocked fashionista of all time.
Pluto In Scorpio Styled The Eighties
Pluto spent most of the Eighties in his home sign of Scorpio. The decade produced an endless stream of Scorpionic fashion and imagery. It was a blur of overt shoulder pads, big concept makeup, nitro-musk fragrance, killer-heels, and dramatic waist “power suits.” It was also an era of black lace, transparent cut-outs in streetwear and huge hair. Eighties Claudia Schiffer – a Sun Sign Virgo – owned that vibe.
Scorpio Rising is basically the only ascendant that can get away with untold black lace and power-dressing.
Finally, the ultimate Scorpio Rising fashion muse is the tragic, beautiful Leo/Scorpio Rising Mata Hari.
Magically Talismanic Clothes That Strengthen The Wearer
She was a circus horse rider, courtesan and performer executed (probably unfairly) by the French for espionage. She would base her costumes off colors she believed magically symbolic for her, ancient Indian or Chinese rituals and invocations to various gods.
“Remember that all my life as a woman, I have lived as Mata Hari, that I think and act as such, that I have lost all notion of travel, distances, dangers, nothing exists for me…I lose–I win–I defend myself when someone attacks me–I take when someone has taken from me”.